Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Professor Johannes Attems

Professor of Neuropathology, Honorary Consultant Pathologist


Research Interests

My research interest is neurodegenerative diseases of the ageing brain with a strong focus on clinico-neuropathological correlative studies. I have mainly worked on cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), Alzheimer´s disease and Lewy body diseases. Future research strategy will focus on the neuropathological assessment of multimorbidity in the ageing brain to evaluate the combined influence of various morbidities on the clinical picture as this might lead to the identification of new therapeutic strategies against age associated neurodegeneration. In addition, we aim to further elucidate the possible neuroprotective function of calcium binding protein secretagogin.